PRESERVE THE RUSSIAN RIVER CORRIDOR IN DISTRICT 5!
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The Board of Supervisors is still encouraging vacation rentals with inflated day & night occupancy allowances to block emergency vehicle access on dodgy narrow roads in Monte Rio and to overload septics.

If a resident wants to apply for a vacation rental exclusion zone for their road based on topography and/or public safety, the application fee is $8,400.

Occupancy for vacation rentals is being based on number of bedrooms, not capacity of the septic system/cesspool. Permit applicants are allowed to hire their own contractor to verify unit compatibilty. The nearest example to my home: A two-bedroom home is permitted for 6 overnight guests and an additional 6 daytime guests (who shower after swimming in the river and soaking in the ubiquitous hot tub). That's 12 people using a 750gal. septic. The PRMD's own Well & Septic Department advises no more than 2 occupants for a 750gal. septic. Daily load on a tank this size should be no more than 300 gal.

Support sensible changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance and PRMD enforcement!
(These concerns (and more), were brought to Efren Carrillo's attention prior to the Board of Supervisor's April 2016 vote on changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance. Our concerns were not addressed.)

Order your 'Welcome to Monte Rio' apparel at the link to the right.
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Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10am-5pm
monte rio craft fair

Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Click here for a pdf flier to print & share!
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Sun, Dec 4, 2016
Part One: 11:30am
Part Two: 7pm

THE RUSSIAN RIVER: ALL RIVERS
The Value of an American Watershed
Russian River All Rivers

This documentary investigates the complex, often problematic history of the Russian River as well as the theme of industrial "boom and bust" in this region. In doing so, the film investigates a story common to rivers everywhere.

During this time of drought in California the story is one of deep concern as well as a call to action.


Watch Marin TV on Comcast Channel 26 or AT&T Channel 99.

Click here to live stream!

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Mon, Dec 5, 2016 6-9pm
Monte Rio Supper Club
Monte Rio Supper Club
Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Sun, Dec 11, 2016 1-5pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON PING PONG SOCIAL

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Click here for a pdf flier to print & share!
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Sun, Dec 18, 2016 1-5pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON PING PONG SOCIAL

Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Click here for a pdf flier to print & share!
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Sun, Dec 18, 2016 2-4pm
HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP

Monte Rio Cookie Swap

Click here for a pdf flier to print & share!
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Tue, Feb 14, 2017
Community Toxics Collection: MONTE RIO

Appointment Required:
Call: 707-795-2025, option 3
Toll-Free Call: 1-877-747-1870
Or e-mail: toxicsdisposal@cleanharbors.com


Call at least 24 hours prior to the event.
For a complete schedule visit Recycle Now

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TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS
FOR MONTE RIO & PATERSON POINT:

toxic algae russian river

Click here for weekly reports.

Monte Rio is a town with approximately 1,058 residents and is 1.90 square miles in size.

It is considered to be lower middle class. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.




 
 
WELCOME TO
MONTE RIO
VACATION RENTAL CLUSTERF*CK
WE'RE ALL MAD.

Click on t-shirt, below, for enlargement..
monte rio t-shirt

ORDER T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS & HOODIES HERE!

Show your support for a Sonoma County PRMD policy change to base vacation rental day & night occupancy allowances on SEPTIC DAILY LOAD CAPACITY, NOT number of bedrooms.

100% of profits will go to the Russian Riverkeeper to support their continued efforts of protecting the Russian River Watershed!

Monte Rio Central is the Free Online Community Directory and Resource Finder!
(Best physical bulletin boards are in the window of Bartlett's Market on Main St @ Moscow Rd. and at the Monte Rio Post Office)
Submissions can be made via the contact link in the menu.



DUTCH BILL CREEK



William "Dutch Bill" Howard (born 1823) was a Danish seaman who jumped ship at San Francisco Bay in 1849 and started a new life as a homesteader near the source of this creek.

In the 1870s, the North Pacific Coast Railroad was built through the valley. In return for donating right-of-way to the railroad, Howard received a lifetime railway pass and got a station named after him.

Join the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed listserve group.

 
   
 
 
 
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